An Indecent Proposition

An Indecent Proposition

by Emma Wildes

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Overview

In a less than sober moment, London’s two most notorious rakes—the Earl of Manderville and the Duke of Rothay—placed a very public wager on which of them is the superior lover. Now it’s too late to retract the foolish bet, but what woman of beauty, intelligence, and discernment, would consent to bed both men and declare which is more skilled in satisfying her deepest desires?
 
Lady Carolyn Wynn is the last woman anyone would expect to step forward. She’s a respectable young widow with an icy reputation, which has kept her firmly off the marriage market. She may not desire another husband, but her brief marriage has left her with some scandalous questions about the act of love.
 
If the men will keep her identity a secret, she’ll decide who has the most finesse between the sheets. But to everyone’s surprise, what begins as an indelicate proposition turns into a most astonishing lesson in everlasting love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451227089
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/07/2009
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 821,494
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Emma Wildes grew up loving books, so turning to writing seemed a natural course. She has been a #1 bestselling author at Fictionwise, a WisRWA winner in historical romance, a Lories Best Published Award winner, a Passionate Plume winner, and a first-place EPIC winner for best erotic historical romance.

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AN Indecent Proposition 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the first book i read by this author but it won't be my last. I love when an author can deliver a story with a mix of sweet romance, passion, and humor and that's what she did. At first, i wasnt sure i liked jumping between 2 co-existing story lines with 2 pairs of primary characters, but once i got used to it, it was fine and i liked how the story lines mingled and developed together. A very well written and enjoyable book that reminded me of the mary balogh-esque style of writting that i love so much.
Estherz More than 1 year ago
I love these kinds of romances....steamy, yet tasteful, with characters that you can like...and plots that keep you reading.
Eternal--Love78 More than 1 year ago
(A Red-Hot Romance, Oh-My!) The proposition all began with a kiss, the one Derek Drake (Earl of Manderville) better known as the "Angelic Earl," skillfully had given his uncle's ward, Annabel. Since she was young, naive, innocent, and immensely infatuated with Derek ever since her early childhood. The kiss was spectacular, gentle, surreal, seductive, and undeniably forbidden. If Derek had stayed and continued his wicked behavior, Annabel would've without-a-doubt had been compromised, instead he decided to flee the scene. Seeking out any other type of distraction. Unfortunately that meant seeking out comfort in another woman's embrace, which Annabel just so happens to witness. Once the wheels started to spin out of control, there was NO stopping the turn of events that were about to occur. Exactly one grueling year later, Annabel is about to marry, Alfred Hyatt, a suitably matched man. But is it love she seeks or is she honor bound to perform her duty? Or could it possibly be a ruse to make a certain someone undeniably jealous? Nonetheless, a dramatically foolish wager had been made between the Earl of Manderville, and the Duke of Rothy, Nicholas Manning. For a woman who they are both attracted to, that neither of them know, and one who wouldn't mind being associated to this wager, shall judge them on their experienced, lasciviously wicked behavior in the bedroom. However, there's just one problem who would be the Ginny-pig. It wasn't as though they had a problem with woman just throwing themselves at their feet. But for that person to be shunt by the ton, and labeled as a harlot. Never walking into another ball or social event, could been untenably cruel. Yet when both men decided that the wager was absolutely ludicrous, and probably dismissed rather quickly. A missive had been received from a woman willing to be a participant within their little game. However, she wishes to be discreet regarding the matter, and meet in private. Once the mysterious woman arrives first at the secluded location, she is automatically ushered into the back of a curtained area. Patiently she awaits her two seducers, and tries to contemplate if the decision she has made was correct. Her question is answered by the raven haired, dark eyed, enticingly handsome, "Devilish Duke," Nicholas. As Nicholas sits down trying to interrogate her, possibly discovering who she is before she lifts her cloak off. However, this woman doesn't reveal anything incriminating, having him still in the dark about her identity. It's not until Derek who soon arrives, also sitting at the table, the woman decides to reveal herself, yet not without their word of secrecy, and that she will never be named as an affiliate. When their solemn oath is given, that's when the cloak is removed. Both men are STUNNED BEYOND BELIEF, Caroline Wynn, sat before them, the widow of Lord Edward Wynn. The woman know to all of the ton as the, "ice-cold widow." Who would never give any male an inclination that she was ever interested in their company, being all prim and proper. Always remaining EXTREMELY distant. Caroline had her reasons to be the judge with this obscured wager, it was all because of her late husband's BACK-HANDED, NEFARIOUS, behavior toward her. Having her always wonder and hope that it wasn't her fault, she was inadequate in bed. So why not seek out the two RAKISH ROGUES known to all of England. A 10 STAR RATING!!
heatherheartsbooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Emma Wilde's historical romances are better than any of the other few I've read because her plots are more interesting, as are her main characters. Unfortunately, her secondary character development tends to fall a little by the wayside. Perhaps she shouldn't write two romances into each story? Regardless of that, her stories make for a good travel/afternoon/beach read. I like her work enough to actually keep her books, which is better than I can say for any other historical romance author.
shomchick on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I loved this so much that I re-read the ending about 4 times. Caroline accepts the challenge because her life needs a change. I can identify with this. The rakes turn out to be good guys (& that is always good). I will look for more of her books.
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Well written, enjoyable plot, sympathetic characters... overall a satisfying read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Playing judge on who is the best lover must be every woman's fantasy.... right?
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When I read the overview, I didn't think the theme of 1 woman judging the sexual abilities of 2 sexual hotties wouldn't really be a great story. I thought it would be predictable. The srory was interesting, engaging, and not so predictable as I thought. I loved the leading men, and the love and kindness and gentleness they showed! Made the story endearing. Love this author and her sryle of writing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG!!! OMG!!! OMG!!! Best book I have read in a long time!!! I just love EW's romance novels, but I think this one is very good from beginning to the happy ending!!!! Highly recommend!!! Excellent Excellent Read!!!!
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